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Gothic DeathMatch II

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Thirty-two extremely detailed maps built for DeathMatch play only. Excellent weapons balance and playflow. Realistic design and lighting effects. Supports both DeathMatch and AltDeath. Custom graphics, music, and sound. Beautiful architecture.


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Argent Agent

  
A few maps are okay for TDM. Rest are pretty bad in DM, Duel, or even TDM or modes like LMS. If you want a real DM wad go play Lazarus or Exec.

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Doomkid

  
I think these maps are okay in terms of playability. They looks better but play worse than the first. This is about a million times better than gothic99 though. We don't speak of that dark chapter..

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Guest

  
Horrid. Cramped maps with obstructive detailing, or plain, uninspired layouts or bad item placement or all 3. Sometimes you'll come across a half-decent layout but issues like item placement let it down regardless. Maps are pretty tho, and you could maybe have an ok duel on one or two but otherwise this mapset isn't much more than an art gallery. -Marcaek

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too much shit thrown in, and TOO FUCKING DARK,

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"0 stars - vomit" That pretty much describes this. It's a whole load of "oh look at how much detail we can cram, and push gameplay aside". Why people even like this is beyond me. -deathz0r

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Most of these levels don't look like they've even been teste din DM, with far too cramped layout and annoying architecture getting in the way. Not to mention the weapon placement in most of the maps. 1/5 (for aesthetics)

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This was fun to use on SkullTag

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This is the biggest pile of garbage.... ever

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GOOOD!

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My life is nothing compared to this almighty wad of pure awesomeness. -deathz0r

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For a long time I was enamored with the sheer prettiness of these levels, and they still are probably the most beautiful doom2.exe - compatible levels ever made, but in a deathmatch WAD playability is king, and Gothic DM 2 is unfortunately not as good in this aspect as the first. It's still worth downloading just to see it, but given a choice, I would rather not DM in it. Too many cramped spaces as heavy detailing took precedent over good flow.

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Where is the "Extreme" detail?

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A wicked series continues, this time sporting more detailed levels, although, also sporting a even less in the gameplay department. Still, a must have for everyone who calls themselves doomers.

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I agree with deathz0r... This mapset is horrible. Oh yes, it's all well and good, having all the very intricate and detailed aesthetic design, blah blah blah... but the playability is shit! I can't DM with this, it's fucking awful! To all: If you're ever going to design over-detailed things like this, become a fucking architect! At least life can't slow down to a crawl!

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Damn! Good wad :)

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As other have said, download purely for aesthetics.

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BEST WAD EVA!!!! -deathz0r

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The graphics are amazing. But personally, I think that there has to be a balance between looking good and playing well. If you have one without the other, the wad isn't really good. This doesn't play well at ALL. Therefore, I'll give it a 3/5.

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Gothic Deathmatch I rocked! It had both beautiful architechture and decent gameplay. Gothic Deathmatch II sucked. They increased the beautiful architechture but decreased in gameplay. Making this abysmal to play with or above 4 players. This is basically cramped eye-candy. I recommend skipping this and continue playing Gothic Deathmatch I. --1/5 (Nestea)

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I respect deathmatch levels which are playable. I don't respect people who thoughtlessly believe that this is good because the maps are "visually impressive. Oh, and I'm not the one here who doesn't want to disclose his (nick)name, so calling me a brainless retard is about as accurate as calling you a wimpy shithead. -deathz0r

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More of the same from the Gothic Crew headed by Adelusion.. unfortunately, by this time the "magic touch" of the original simply wan't there. Surely, the maps are visually impressive indeed but the gameplay is sub-par. GothicDM was fun to play *and* beatuiful to look at. This is barely more than a showcase for special effects and beautiful textures. Still, some maps in here are more than well worth the download. --3/5

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nothing like telefragging in the morning. ***** ~Csonicgo oh, deathz0r, I know what you mean. I only play the "open maps" on this set, so actually, I'll give it 3. gameplay matters on deathmatch.

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dg93

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Great wad!

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Nice detail, but unfortunately lacks in the gameplay department. Some maps are way too cramped, aswell.

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  • File Reviews

    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
    • By Erick · Posted
      A pretty straightforward map to run through, packing in tons of enemies in rooms both big and small. Most of the monsters you'll be killing are E1 monsters such as Zombiemen and Imps, so while there isn't much in monster variety, there are plenty of ways to get them to fight each other which I like. It might be better to try and get as many monsters to start attacking at the same time since once you get the Chaingun, not even the groups of Spectres are much of a threat. Overall though, the map is still fun to blast through if you just want to kill tons of monsters in packs.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
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